Friday Mosque, Herat

Must see · Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Friday Mosque stands out thanks to its colorful, tiled walls, which remain a masterpiece in the art of creating and applying mosaics. Completed in the 15th century, the mosque serves as a major place of worship for the local population, and an interesting tourist site for visiting foreigners. Most visitors gain access through the eastern side of the building, which features a richly detailed facade designed to praise Allah. Dress modestly, remove your shoes at the entrance, and don't forget to ask for permission if you wish to take photos. Work out when and for how long to visit Friday Mosque and other Herat attractions using our handy Herat trip itinerary website.
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  • Travel in Afghanistan is a bit of a challenge for a Western woman but Herat is safer than most areas so I was able to wander just a bit. The Mosque is stunning. If you are able to go, make sure to.....  more »
  • Firstly I want to tell to all TripAdvisor users, this is not Friday Mosque (someone add wrong name). Name of this Mosque is The Great Jamie Masjid. Very beautiful holy place in heart of Herat city...  more »
  • This is definetely the most beautiful mosque in Herat, with subtle tilework decoration. Tile-maker craftsmen work restore the tiles in a traditional way. Even Lonely Planet Traveler published an...  more »

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